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US Oil Output Hit a 43-Year High Last Year

And though it has since flagged, there’s reason for renewed optimism.

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Here Comes the American Crude Resurgence

American oil production just saw its first big increase since April 2015.

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While Europe Gets Gouged, Americans Enjoy Cheap Power

The savings will be particularly welcome in poorer households.

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Cheap Gas Is Killing Coal and Saving the Planet

Planned coal plants have fallen 14 percent in 2016, thanks largely to cheaper, cleaner alternatives like natural gas.

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Labor Day Gas Prices Hit 12-Year Low

Falling oil prices will help American drivers save 27 cents per gallon at the pump this holiday weekend.

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Gas to Surpass Coal in Electricity Production

Natural gas is going to produce a record amount of electricity in 2016, according to the EIA.

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America Is the New Oil #1, Thanks to Fracking

America has more recoverable oil than any other country in the world, according to new estimates.

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Frackers Fix Their Fatal Flaw

The shale industry is making impressive progress in bringing down the steep output decline rates of fracked wells.

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Frackers Fix a Major Green Problem

Flared gas rates in North Dakota have dropped from 36 percent in January 2014 to just 10 percent in March.

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Why U.S. Drivers Should Thank Fracking this Memorial Day Weekend

Cheap oil means cheap gasoline, and American drivers are expected to take full advantage this holiday weekend.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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